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The Best New York Movies on Hulu

Finding a good New York movie to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best New York movies of all time streaming on Hulu.

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1. The Fifth Element

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7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo71%
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90/100
Released: 1997Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Cult

What it's about: In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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2. Blue Jasmine

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7.3/10
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84/100
Released: 2013Rated: PG-13
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: Jasmine French used to be on the top of the heap as a New York socialite, but now is returning to her estranged sister in San Francisco utterly ruined. As Jasmine struggles with her haunting memories of a privileged past bearing dark realities she ignored, she tries to recover in her present. Unfortunately, it all proves a losing battle as Jasmine’s narcissistic hangups and their consequences begin to overwhelm her. In doing so, her old pretensions and new deceits begin to foul up everyone’s lives, especially her own.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hulu) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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3. The Talented Mr. Ripley

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7.4/10
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83/100
Released: 1999Rated: R
Crime, LGBTQ

What it's about: Tom Ripley is a calculating young man who believes it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. Opportunity knocks in the form of a wealthy U.S. shipbuilder who hires Tom to travel to Italy to bring back his playboy son, Dickie. Ripley worms his way into the idyllic lives of Dickie and his girlfriend, plunging into a daring scheme of duplicity, lies and murder.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hulu), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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4. If Beale Street Could Talk

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7.2/10
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80/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: After her fiance is falsely imprisoned, a pregnant African-American woman sets out to clear his name and prove his innocence.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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5. Colossal

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6.2/10
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74/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: A woman discovers that severe catastrophic events are somehow connected to the mental breakdown from which she's suffering.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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6. Ben Is Back

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6.7/10
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73/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: 19-year-old Ben Burns unexpectedly returns home to his family's suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben's mother, Holly, is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son staying clean. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, and a mother's undying love for her son is tested as she does everything in her power to keep him safe.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu) & rent or buy from $4.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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7. Rent

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6.9/10
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73/100
Released: 2005Rated: PG-13
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: This rock opera tells the story of one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in modern day East Village, New York, USA. The story centers around Mark and Roger, two roommates. While a former tragedy has made Roger numb to life, Mark tries to capture it through his attempts to make a film. In the year that follows, the group deals with love, loss, HIV/AIDS, and modern day life.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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8. Hearts Beat Loud

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6.9/10
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73/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG-13
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: In the hip Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, single dad and record store owner Frank is preparing to send his hard-working daughter Sam off to college while being forced to close his vintage shop. Hoping to stay connected through their shared musical passions, Frank urges Sam to turn their weekly jam sessions into a father-daughter live act. After their first song becomes an internet breakout, the two embark on a journey of love, growing up and musical discovery.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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9. Death Wish

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7.0/10
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73/100
Released: 1974Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: After his wife is murdered by street punks, a pacifistic New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad, prowling the streets for would-be muggers after dark.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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10. Hackers

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6.2/10
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70/100
Released: 1995Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: Along with his new friends, a teenager who was arrested by the US Secret Service and banned from using a computer for writing a computer virus discovers a plot by a nefarious hacker, but they must use their computer skills to find the evidence while being pursued by the Secret Service and the evil computer genius behind the virus.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hulu), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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11. Man on a Ledge

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6.6/10
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69/100
Released: 2012Rated: PG-13
Thriller, Action & Adventure

What it's about: An ex-cop turned con threatens to jump to his death from a Manhattan hotel rooftop. The NYPD dispatch a female police psychologist to talk him down. However, unbeknownst to the police on the scene, the suicide attempt is a cover for the biggest diamond heist ever pulled.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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12. The Wolfpack

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7.0/10
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69/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films that they watch. Nicknamed ‘The Wolfpack’, the brothers spend their childhood reenacting their favorite films using elaborate home-made props and costumes. Their world is shaken up when one of the brothers escapes and everything changes.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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13. Morning Glory

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6.5/10
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68/100
Released: 2010Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A young and devoted morning television producer is hired as an executive producer on a long-running morning show at a once-prominent but currently failing station in New York City. Eager to keep the show on air, she recruits a former news journalist and anchor who disapproves of co-hosting a show that does not deal with real news stories.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hulu), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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14. Center Stage

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6.7/10
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68/100
Released: 2000Rated: PG-13
Drama, Romance

What it's about: A group of 12 teenagers from various backgrounds enroll at the American Ballet Academy in New York to make it as ballet dancers and each one deals with the problems and stress of training and getting ahead in the world of dance.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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15. Brooklyn's Finest

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6.7/10
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67/100
Released: 2009Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Enforcing the law within the notoriously rough Brownsville section of the city and especially within the Van Dyke housing projects is the NYPD's sixty-fifth precinct. Three police officers struggle with the sometimes fine line between right and wrong.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hulu) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 3 others).

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16. Skate Kitchen

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6.8/10
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67/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: Camille's life as a lonely suburban teenager changes dramatically when she befriends a group of girl skateboarders. As she journeys deeper into this raw New York City subculture, she begins to understand the true meaning of friendship as well as her inner self.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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17. The Dark Half

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6.0/10
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62/100
Released: 1993Rated: R
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: Thad Beaumont is the author of a highly successful series of violent pulp thrillers written under the pseudonym of ‘George Stark’, but when he decides to ‘kill-off’ his alter-ego in a mock ceremony, it precipitates a string of sadistic murders matching those in his pulp novels, which are soon discovered to be the work of Stark himself. Looking like a maniacal version of his counterpart, Stark is not so willing to quit the writing game – even if it means coming after Thad's wife and their baby.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hulu), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Microsoft & Vudu).

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18. The Exploding Girl

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6.3/10
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57/100
Released: 2009
Drama, Independent

What it's about: On a summer break from college, Ivy, a young epileptic woman, struggles to balance her feelings for her fledgling boyfriend while her friend Al crashes with her for the season.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, Fandor & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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19. 2:22

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5.8/10
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57/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG-13
Thriller, Science-Fiction

What it's about: A man's life is derailed when an ominous pattern of events repeats itself in exactly the same manner every day, ending at precisely 2:22 p.m.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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20. Tracers

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5.6/10
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55/100
Released: 2015Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Wanted by the mafia, a New York City bike messenger escapes into the world of parkour after meeting a beautiful stranger.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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21. Sliver

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54/100
Released: 1993Rated: R
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: A woman moves into an apartment in Manhattan and learns that the previous tenant's life ended mysteriously after they fell from the balcony.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hulu), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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22. Vampire in Brooklyn

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4.5/10
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51/100
Released: 1995Rated: R
Comedy, Horror

What it's about: Maximillian, the lone survivor of a race of vampires, comes to Brooklyn in search of a way to live past the next full moon. His ticket to survival is Rita, a NYPD detective who doesn't know she's half vampire -- and Maximillian will do whatever's necessary to put her under his spell.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hulu), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).